As its respected developer Eric Barone, also known as ConcernedApe, has announced recently on the official website of the game, the widespread popular and much-loved game Stardew Valley has finally arrived at the iOS platform through the App Store with the release date being in the October of this year.

The Indie game is scheduled to make an official debut on the iOS platform through Apple’s App Store on the 24th of October with a price tag for the whole game of 7.99 US dollars. If you prefer to use the Europe payment system, however, then you can pay for the game at 7.99 pounds or 8.99 euros. This is a really sweet deal as anyone who has ever played this beautifully crafted game know for a fact that there will be no purchase in-app at all, which was confirmed by the developer.

The only difference between this game and the rest will be the fact that it is rebuilt from scratch to fit with the way games are played on smartphones, meaning the gameplay will be touch-based and the controls, menu systems, the user interface will be a little different from the way they were in the PC game. It was also confirmed that the game will have all the new content for the single-player mode that was updated alongside with the patch 1.3 of the PC game like the featured Night Market that we all love. However, it was also confirmed that the game will not have the recently added popular multiplayer mode.

For PC users that would like to try playing the game on their iPhones, the game porter The Secret Police offered them a way to safely transfer all of their data from the PC Stardew Valley to the iOS game through iTunes. However, there is a bad news for all the players who love to use mods. As the developer ConcernedApe stated in his post on the game’s official site, Stardew Valley version for iOS still have not become able to support any mod version, so any save file you try to transfer that has any kind of mod, even the lightest ones, can cause some really severe issues of compatibility for the game.

If you are a newbie and have not heard of the game at all, here are some aspects of the game that I have summarized from its official store page:

  • The game is about moving to the countryside and cultivating a whole new life
  • It has more than 50 hour worth of content for you to play through
  • It is an open-ended RPG farming game that has won some sophisticated award such as the Breakthrough Award from the Golden Joystick
  • It was nominated for the Game of the Year 2017 Award from the BAFTA
  • The gameplay includes turning the overgrown fields that you have just inherited to a bountiful and lovely farm, breeding and raising and making your animals happy, growing seasonal crops, and designing your own farm in your own way
  • Settling down and starting a family with one of the 12 potential candidates in the village
  • Exploring a system of vast and mysterious caves, fighting monsters, and looting treasures